“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.’
How many times recently have you heard the phrase, “we are living in extraordinary times?” and how do you feel about it? Do you give it any thought or shrug it off as a philosophical non-issue that you neither have time or inclination to consider? Are you so busy getting on with life that you no longer care to think, or think to care?
I believe with all my heart and soul that what we think and believe about the ‘big’ issues in life – the ones that don’t seem to immediately touch our personal lives really do matter. Furthermore, I believe that we need not only to ask ourselves the question. “Do I believe we are living in extraordinary times?” but to explore it, play with it and reflect on it.
Why? Because put simply, how deeply you care about this issue is directly linked to your capacity to give and to receive love.
I believe that until each one of us fully accepts in our hearts and souls that we are living in extraordinary times, we are robbing ourselves and the world of our true potential. I believe we are living in extraordinary times, because we are extraordinary people, who haven’t fully woken up to how extraordinary we are. Our personal and collective learning is accelerating on a “need to know” basis. The time has come for us not only to know this truth for ourselves, but to care and to share the truth of who we are.
So here I am. A believer and participant in the extraordinary life. Are you ready to believe and live an extraordinary life? You are being called, even though it may seem like a far distant echo. Put believing in the extraordinary on your ‘to do’ list. For giving and receiving love is the very oxygen of life. Do not wait another 10,000 years, hiding your inner beauty, saving your clothes for ‘best’, whilst your true passion and love pass you by and slowly ebb away with each dying breath. Discover and live your passion, live the truth of who you are.
In the immortal words of James Bond, “Tomorrow never dies”. Every day is a fresh page, but remember that hodie, the present, the now, is all we have. As we surrender to the now, we let go, let flow, let love. We die a thousand deaths in our minds, only be reunited with our hearts and souls.
It is our task, one by one, to fully drop the protective veils we have covered ourselves with. As we become fully conscious and awake, fully present, fully seen, we reveal our true inner beauty to others. And simply by showing up, just as we are, we empower others to reveal themselves. We return, fully naked, divinely human, restored to the Garden of Eden once more. In having the courage and faith to reveal our ordinariness we become extraordinary. In dropping our masks we resurrect, re-ignite the spirit within us and fan the flame of true love and eternal love once more.